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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: On Sale Date: Apr 01, 2001 Carton Quantity: 60 $9.95 CAD
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Everything on a Waffle
By (author): Polly Horvath
9780888994424 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 5 - 9, Reading age from 10 - 14 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational Apr 01, 2001
$9.95 CAD
Out of print 5 x 7.5 x 0.46 in 160 pages Groundwood Books Ltd Groundwood Books
IODE National Chapter Award 2002, Short-listed Mr. Christie's Gold Seal Award 2002, Winner Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize 2002, Winner CLA Book of the Year for Children Award 2002, Long-listed John Newberry Award (Honor Book) 2001, Commended CCBC Our Choice (Starred Selection) 2005, Commended

A Newbery Honor Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award and Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Award

Eleven-year-old Primrose is having a difficult time. Her parents have been lost at sea, but she knows -- somewhere, deep inside herself -- that they are still alive. While she waits for them to return, she must move in with her Uncle Jack. He's not exactly the most friendly guy, so Primrose finds comfort at the local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing. The owner, Kate, serves everything on a waffle, even fish and pasta.

But despite her quirkiness, she becomes a wonderful friend to Primrose, teaching her how to cook, listening to her problems and giving her sage advice.

Through a mixture of eccentric humor and probing philosophy, Polly Horvath makes Primrose's search for peace and understanding a most memorable one.

Recipes included!

Polly Horvath has written many outstanding books for children, including The Canning Season (National Book Award, CLA Young Adult Book Award); Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book, ALA Notable Book, Mr. Christie’s Book Award, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize); The Corps of the Bare-boned Plane (Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize); The Vacation (Child Magazine Best Book Award, Chocolate Lily Award); My One Hundred Adventures (NAPPA Gold Award, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, Parents’ Choice Gold Award) and Northward to the Moon (Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Finalist, Oprah’s Reading List). She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Polly Horvath...knows just how to twist language to make readers sit up and take notice...and she draws her characters with such precision that they peak without ever going over the top. - New York Times

Horvath's writing crackles with energy. There are no dull sentences here, no flab. This is a funny, wise, big-hearted novel about the unquenchable nature of hope and joy, and the nourishing power of storytelling. Everyone should read it. - Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW


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